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QUEEN Victoria is returning to Glenesk after many long years, simply unable to resist another taste of adventure and venison.

Her majesty can smell the scent of fresh home cooking at The Glenesk Retreat, the sweet fruity buns and hot tea brewing and even more exciting perhaps, the rich aroma of Invermark venison haggis.

She and her loyal servant John Brown, will be making a special May holiday appearance at The Retreat visitor centre and Glenesk Folk Museum on Monday, May 7, for a lively day of drop in activities from 12 noon to 4 pm.

Bunting and Bunnits, Buns and Balmoral offers people of all ages a chance to make stunning fancy head gear and bright holiday bunting, to pose for a souvenir photograph within a gilded frame and to take tea with ‘ The Queen’.

New chef Andrew Bickerstaff will be preparing home cooked food, including Invermark venison haggis, so appreciated by her majesty Queen Victoria.

Her majesty will have a chance to enjoy the gift shop of Scottish made crafts and she might have a look at the nature trail and outdoor play area or the fascinating archive room.

But when she explores the much loved Glenesk Folk Museum with its amazing display of glen life through the centuries, she will be astonished to see on display one of her very own dresses and parasols.

“If you drop into the Retreat on May 7 you’ll have a chance to meet Queen Victoria and John Brown too, retracing their famous journey on horseback from Balmoral to Glenesk in 1861, explains said Anna Robson, Retreat manager.

“It will be a good to chance to find out if the gossip about them is true!”

To find out more about the event phone Angus Arts on 01356 670 304 or 01356 648 669.